Many of us remember the day. The day our mother never told us about. The day we innocently strolled out of the shower refreshed from a steamy getaway. The day we lingered by the mirror between outfit changes. The day we glanced down unsuspectingly only to discover a long, dark hair near our nipple, GASP! Disbelief, confusion and embarrassment are quickly felt upon this realization. Next, frantic shuffling through drawers and bathroom bins until finally, the tweezers are located! Relief is felt as the culprit has been removed. Despite the mild sense of relief the fear that this unwanted hair could return, or worse yet, more could appear is unsettling. As logic sets in we realize it is likely that this foe follicle could produce hair again. How will this unwanted hair be managed? Will the area need to be scoured weekly to see if grooming is required? Could nipple tweezing become a mandatory part of the morning routine? How could I not know this could happen to me? I can see it now, hiding from my husband as I hectically pluck at my nipple hair during the morning rush. Avoiding a spontaneous sexy moment because I’m unsure of the state of my boob hair. Jumping to turn the lights off as darkness is my only reprieve. No, not happening. I vote the permanent option; I vote hair removal with Danyo.
The list of things my mother didn’t tell me is growing as I age. Many times throughout my life, I have had to ask myself “Is this normal?” – and if it is, why didn’t my lovely mother prepare me for these not so fun facts of life? Maybe one day I’ll ask. Maybe it’s from my dad’s side, wink. At first, I asked Google my embarrassing questions but eventually I realized Google is not a substitute for speaking with a professional. The doctors, nurses and estheticians at Danyo are the best resource to consult with about these taboo issues that are easily treated and usually more common than we think.
Thank you everyone for all your kind thoughts and words about my race Sunday at Lake Placid. We had a fantastic few days there to enjoy the area and the great vibe of race weekend.
It started at 6:45 am running into the water for the swim. One minute later I’m already gasping for air after going out too fast and choking on a swoosh of water. It took several minutes and all my effort to get it together, calm down, breathe normally, and get on my way again. I came out of the water dazed and flustered but glad I made it through. The next six hours on the bike went great and I was able to make up some lost time. I took a small spill at mile 94, but barely felt it with all the adrenaline flowing. Just some minor scrapes and a bent handlebar. The marathon started off great too, but I definitely went out too fast. The hammering on the bike killed my legs. By mile 12 I was constantly cramping in my quads and hammies and the misery had set in. I did managed to come through the finish line in style with a final burst of energy.
Total time 12 hours and 39 minutes. 65 percentile for my age group, 65 percentile for gender, and 68 percentile overall. Not bad for an old man I guess. I don’t plan on doing another one for a very long time. I actually enjoyed all the training but hated the time it displaced from Katina, my kids, friends and everything else I could have been doing! Thank you all so much for your support and putting up with my “Sorry, I can’t. Have to train.”
We are all so proud of Dr. Danyo for challenging himself with his second Ironman Triathlon this Sunday in Lake Placid! It takes great strength, commitment and perseverance to participate in a competition like Ironman. Not only is the race itself a challenge, but the training is rigorous and time consuming. The triathlon includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. (Phew, I’m tired just writing about it.)
In his first race, bad weather caused the swim portion to be cancelled. This time around Dr. Danyo is looking forward to better weather, and an opportunity to compete in the swim, bike and run. Dr. Danyo finished his first Ironman in the top 25% of his division. He is determined to score even higher this time around. Join us in wishing Dr. Danyo the best of luck during the competition on Sunday.
The perfect treatment to prepare your skin for holiday parties is the O2 Lift from Image Skincare.
The O2 Lift brings you oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals to immediately illuminate, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin.*
Read what our fabulous Medical Aesthetician, Deana Downey, has to say about the O2 Lift
“The anti-aging treatment that produces gorgeous, luminous skin that feels as healthy as it looks.* O2 Lift uses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and specially formulated enzymatic botanicals. A gentle and invigorating experience that is great to do before any event or when you simply want to look your best!”
Reveal fresh, healthy skin this holiday season. Go to your holiday parties looking radiant!
Our Professional’s Pick spotlights one of our team members and the treatment or product that they are in LOVE with!
For July our Professional’s Pick is from Lisa, our Office Manager. Her newest favorite product is Dr. Banbury’s Hydration Boost!
Lisa Loves Banbury Medical Skincare’s Hydration Boost
“My daily go-to is Dr. Banbury’s Hydration Boost. I have dry skin and this product is perfect for me! It gives my skin the extra moisturizing that I need while not making me look or feel greasy. I love this product because it can be used either as my daily moisturizer or if I need just a little moisture that day I can add it in for just an extra boost. Trust me you won’t be disappointed in this product!”